June 25, 2021

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Nailah Blackman the leader of new generation soca music

Nailah Blackman (born 2 December 1997) is a Trinidadian singer and songwriter most strongly associated with the soca genre. Blackman has been nothing short of inspirational since her debut and has been leading the charts since then.

Nailah, as early as age 4 had been performing on stage. Apart from her stunning beauty Nailah’s distinctive melodic voice is always recognizable in every track she’s ever produced.

She’s released several singles from 2017 to now with notable collaborations from artiste like kes, Shenseea, Salvatore Ganacci of Sweden, Calypso Rose, Konshens, Taurus Riley, Ding dong ravers and Trinidad James.

International soca artiste Nailah Blackman

On the international scene Nailah has been making headlines with performances at Sydney Australia, the first soca artiste left to appear on the number 1 network in Japan Ameba TV Tokyo Japan, the Olympia in Paris, Coachella, the first soca artiste to be invited to Al Jazeera, “Your morning” the number 1 morning show in Canada, Swiss soca festival in Switzerland just to name a few. She has also been nominated by the BET awards. Nailah has received over 10 awards. She’s also been the face of several humanitarian programs.

Last year Nailah released her first EP titled “The Reel” which made smashing numbers on the charts in her home country Trinidad, the Caribbean, England and the USA. Nailah is currently working on her well anticipated album that’s scheduled to be released sometime this year.

Her musical influences came from a variety of artiste including her grandfather (the late ras shorty) maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lana del Rey and Amy whinehouse. Native African music and Indian music have also helped to shape her sound.

Nailah has become a international ambassador for soca music and continues to grow as an artiste with the title of cultural ambassador presented by the Senator of New york himself. Fans can expect a lot from Nailah as she has quite a few upcoming projects up her sleeve.

When asked by this publication on how she views her career and music Nailah had this to say

“I view myself as someone that has championed the cause to expand the market of soca music, to make it cross more boarders than it ever had and I believe my place in the industry is a very loved and respected one and I thank my fans for that. I love my Naiarmy as they are my family. ❤️”

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